Perfect Glazed Easter Ham
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Serves: 12
  • 1 ham, hickory smoked 8-10 pounds)
  • 30-40 whole cloves
  • 3 (6 oz.) cans pineapple juice (or 2¼ c.), divided
  • ⅔ c. Whole grain mustard
  • 1 c. Brown sugar
  • Optional ½ c. Bourbon
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Cut diamond shapes in ham by using a large sharp knife to score down about ¼ inch all the way across the ham where it will be exposed. Angle the knife and go back across the ham to make diamond shapes.
  3. Poke a clove in center of each diamond. Use the tip of a skewer or pointy knife to make a hole to stick the clove in if necessary.
  4. Pour one six ounce can (or ¾ cups of pineapple juice over top of ham laid in a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  5. Tent the dish with foil and bake ham for 2 hours making sure to baste it with juices from the pan every half hour.
  1. mix remaining two cans of pineapple juice (or 1½ cups) together with brown sugar and mustard (and bourbon, if using) in medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. When sauce boils, turn it down and simmer it until it reduces by half. Around 15-20 minutes.
  3. After ham cooks for two hours, remove and brush with glaze all over all sides then return to oven for fifteen minutes
  4. Repeat this three times for and hour or four glaze times.
  5. Let ham I rest 15 minutes before carving
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